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MOUNT PLEASANT- George M. Pietrzycki, 72, of Mount Pleasant, died Sunday, March 20, 2022, at Danville Care Center.
George was born in Hemstead, Germany, July 28, 1949, to Felix and Leokadea Pietrzycki. George and his parents came to the United States through Ellis Island when George was two years old. When George was 12 years old, he and his parents became naturalized citizens of the United States.
George was raised in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania. After graduating high school, he went into the Marines and fought in Vietnam. Following his service in the Marines, George got into trucking and drove dump truck in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. George moved to Hatch, New Mexico, where he began driving truck for the oil fields in Texas and driving for several other truck companies in his 40 plus years in trucking. His most recent work was driving for McLaughlin Freight. George loved trucking and he loved this country. He had a passion for classic cars from the 1960’s to 1970’s. George loved his two dogs, Katie Elder and Jake Bath. Both dogs were rescues and George thought the world of them.
George is survived by his wife Diane, formally Diane Higginbotham; sister Marie Englert of Indianapolis, Indiana; brother-in-law Daryl Radci; sisters-in-law, Donna Rawn of Elroy, Wisconsin, Deb Alexander of Pickneyville, Illinois; step-son Justin Higginbotham of Cedar Rapids; nephews Steven, his wife and their children, Christopher and his wife, all of Pennsylvania; his two dogs Katie Elder and Jake Bath; and his dog-in-law Kenna of Illinois.
George is preceded in death by his parents and sister Rose.
According to George’s wishes his body has been cremated and there will be no services. Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel is caring for George and his family.
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